A rat named Rose that has played the role of Toby in the Broadway play “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” passed away after a fall at home. How does a rat get to be on Broadway, exactly? Rose was actually dumped on a highway median along with hundreds of other rats, and she was one of the lucky rats to be rescued. Her trainer, Lydia DesRoche, adopted Rose and the rest is Broadway history.




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Rat Who Escaped Peril and Made It on Broadway Dies in a Fall

Rose, a white rat who escaped poison and roadside peril for a life in the theater, died in a fall at home on Monday night, just four days after she started acting in a Broadway hit. She was apparently playing on some shelves when a metal door on one of …


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